Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 July 2060 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | July 2060

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 July 2060 at 12:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2060 after 11 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 749 / 1702

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 749 of Meeus index or 1702 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 749 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 750 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 20 July 2060 at 04:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2060 at 08:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 401 739 km

Moon is 401 739 km (249 629 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 228 km (251 176 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2060 at 22:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2060 at 14:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2060 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.680°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.761° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2060 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 August 2060 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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